On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in August 1977

  • Aug 3 Alfred Lunt, American actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 83
  • Aug 5 Charles Carson, British actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 91
  • Aug 9 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75

Person of interestGroucho Marx

Aug 19 Groucho Marx [Julius], American comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), dies at 86

Comedian Groucho Marx
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Groucho Marx
  • Aug 21 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
  • Aug 21 Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • Aug 22 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), dies at 59
  • Aug 26 Willis Bouchey, actor (Battle Cry, From Here to Eternity), dies at 34
  • Aug 27 George Merritt, English actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86
  • Aug 29 Jean Hagen, actress (Dead Ringer, Shaggy Dog, Arena), dies at 54